Paris Jackson: Details emerge in apparent suicide attempt
Details are emerging in Paris Jackson’s apparent suicide attempt, which kept the pop heiress hospitalized through Thursday.
Jackson, the daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, reportedly left a suicide note, took a kitchen knife to her arm and downed 20 ibuprofen pills earlier this week, TMZ reported. She is said to have called a suicide hot line as well.
The 15-year-old, who was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday morning, is now recovering and is said to be “physically fine.”
“Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are,” the family attorney said. “It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”
She is reportedly on a 72-hour psychiatric hold, a 5150, for evaluation, TMZ said.
Among the teen’s visitors were her biological mother Debbie Rowe, aunt La Toya Jackson and grandmother Katherine Jackson, the website reported.
The events are said to have followed Jackson getting upset that she wouldn’t be allowed to attend a Marilyn Manson concert Thursday at the Gibson Amphitheatre.
Upon hearing of Jackson’s troubles, rocker Manson reached out to the teenager and welcomed her to any of his shows.
“I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want,” Manson told TMZ.
Paris Jackson is also expected to be a key witness in her family’s civil lawsuit against AEG Live, which was responsible for her father’s “This Is It” tour.
In a bizarre turn of events, Dr. Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death, sent a message to the young girl.
Murray, currently serving four years behind bars, used a pay phone to send a “letter” to her, saying, “I can tell you’re not doing well. I don’t know if there’s anything I can do to solve your pain or help you with your problem. But I wanted you to know that I am here for you.”
“I always will be available to listen to you, answer your questions or to share with you the plethora of beautiful and favorite untold stories of your father’s. As well as his venerable thoughts of you that he has shared with me.”
The audio was obtained by TMZ, and in it Murray references her father’s song “You Are Not Alone” and said that her the singer loved her “beyond any explanation.”
“I too love you as a precious father loves his own child, and I always will,” Murray added.
Paris is set to appear in the film “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” based on the book by author Dennis Christen, who also serves as a producer on the film.
“Paris is very important to us and we all love her deeply. Any comment about her private life will have to come from her family,” Christen says.
“We wish her the very best as she works through this difficult time,” Christen told Us Weekly. “She knows that she has millions of fans out there that love her deeply and only want happiness for her.”
He also has high hopes for the young actress.
“Paris will do a delightful job in her role,” Christen added. “She’s been concentrating on developing her acting skills and is becoming a very proficient actor ... We are confident that when we are ready to roll the cameras, she will be ready for the task.”
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